Clients' Testimonials

"We asked Joann to evaluate several pieces of art work for insurance purposes. She responded quickly to our initial call and was able to fit into our schedule to see the pieces. Her evaluation of each piece was thorough and well-documented. Throughout the process we found her to be both professional and personal. We have not hesitated to recommend her services to others."
- Bob and Kris Muller, Santa Barbara, CA


"Joann Dufau Slater has done appraisals for me on more than one occasion. She is completely professional, thorough and a delight with which to deal. Joann goes way beyond the norm in providing concise and detailed data on the artists and the art she is appraising. She's at the top of my list."
- Stephen Poe, Sag Harbor, NY


"Ms. Slater prepared a thorough appraisal report for a 19th century oil painting I had inherited. It was given a replacement value after she inspected it and researched its provenance and market analysis.I learned some interesting background history while enjoying her efficient and timely service!"
- Cynthia James, Montecito, CA


"We recently had a painting, that is a family heirloom, appraised by Joann Slater. We had not had it appraised in many years and needed the appraisal for insurance purposes. We had heard stories of who painted it, how it came to be in our family, etc. Joann walked us through the process and thoroughly explained how she established the provenance of the artwork. She was completely professional, reliable, and thorough. I would definitely recommend her services."
- Mrs. Holli Lienau, Rancho Santa Fe, CA


"We have several works of art that had not been appraised for decades. Joann was more than happy to help us. Working with her was enjoyable and stressfree. She is very professional and knowledgeable while going the extra mile to research everything thoroughly. The appraisal report she produced for us was not only handsome but enlightening.  We were extremely impressed and satisfied and would highly recommend her services."
 - Peter and Robin Herwitt, Palos Verdes Estates, CA